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FWIW: I also have zombies appearing from time to time, but they are orders of magnitude less frequent now than a few years back. But they still happen.... My diagnostic is that they appear more often if a large cvs operation fails because of things like disk or network errors. Once stopped the cvs process that was running at the time will never end by itself and it will lock certain parts of the repository, such as a particular file or directory. Now the chance of getting another zombie is higher because it seems like a new cvs operation that collides with the zombie can easily get to zombie state itself. We work almost 100% through WinCvs so the zombie creation might be connected to this process on the client side. Anyway, years ago I set up a scheduled task on the CVS server that runs at 4.00 AM every night and kills all cvs processes running at the time (kill cvs.exe). You need to use a kill program that can elevate to the needed level to kill the cvs.exe process. I got mine from SysInternals. After this we have no problems anymore. But of course our server is not that busy, and especially at 4:00 in the morning we are guaranteed noone is working. To safeguard the system you might want to use a batch file like this: net stop cvsnt kill cvs.exe net start cvsnt Schedule it to run at the time of least cvs traffic every day. This way you won't hit operations in the middle and kill valid cvs.exe processes. Best regards, Bo Berglund -----Original Message----- From: cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org [mailto:cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org] On Behalf Of Chuck Kirschman Sent: den 29 juni 2007 23:37 To: cvsnt at cvsnt.org cvsnt downloads at march-hare.com @CVSNT on Twitter CVSNT on Facebook Subject: Re: [cvsnt] CVS HEAD stuck?!? SSPI. I can go on to any server at any given time, stop the service, and there will be zombies. I'm not sure how long it takes for them to reappear after restarting the services since I hate stopping CVS; there are usually 10-20 users actively doing something on any of our CVS servers at any given time. Maybe this is one of those "big user" problems. chuck Arthur Barrett wrote: > Chuck, > > >>We've just come to accept that there will be zombies. It is >>a bit more >>annoying to log into the servers just to restart the service. >> >>We run cvsNT 188.8.131.522 on win 2k3 servers. >> > > > What connection protocol are you using? SSPI, PSERVER etc? > > I haven't seen these type of hung processes since back in 2.0.x > > Regards, > > > Arthur _______________________________________________ cvsnt mailing list cvsnt at cvsnt.org cvsnt downloads at march-hare.com @CVSNT on Twitter CVSNT on Facebook http://www.cvsnt.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/cvsnt https://www.march-hare.com/cvspro/en.asp#downcvs